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Yacht crew shaken after collision at sea

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Three crewmembers escaped death at sea after their yacht was smashed from behind by a cargo ship in what they're call a "hit-and-run" near South Africa's Port Alfred.

The crew, which included skipper Russell Furlong, Juanita Drewry and teenager Michael Glenister, had to battle for 90 minutes to save themselves after the impact broke their mast, which then fell into the water.

They frantically tried to pull the mast from the water, fearing that its wires would wrap around the ship's propeller and drag them under.

"You don't get to think about it at the time when such incidents happen, but it is really scary when you think about it when you've sat down," said Furlong.

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